Three gunmen killed in clashes with Lebanese army: source

January 23, 2015 8:29 AM

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BEIRUT (Reuters) - At least three gunmen were killed in clashes with Lebanese soldiers close to the border with Syria on Friday, a Lebanese security source said, in an area that has seen regular incursions from Islamist militants fighting in Syria's war.

A group of gunmen launched a large-scale attack on an army position outside the village of Ras Baalbek, near Lebanon's eastern frontier with Syria, wounding at least five soldiers, and the army responded with artillery, the source said.

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